If your home is looking a little dirty these days, then maybe it's not you — maybe it's your cleaning products. In you-didn't-know-it-was-possible news, your cleaning products can lose potency. So how long does each thing last? Read on.
The Huffington Post did you a favor and tabulated many common cleaners and their expirations. Here are a few of the biggies:
- Bleach — 6 months
- Liquid laundry detergent —6 months
- Powdered laundry detergent — 1 year
- Fabric softener —1 year
- Vinegar — Never!
- Baking soda — Never! (for cleaning,that is - don't try to bake a cake with old baking soda)
Overall, liquids expire quicker than powders but, they note, after the allotted time, the formulas won't morph into something dangerous — they simply won't work as well.
We can't help but notice the further proof of the power of our fav cleaning combo: vinegar and baking soda, natural cleaners that never expire.
See them all at the Huffington Post.